Tomgram: Engelhardt, Campaign 2016 as a Demobilizing Spectacle

As the American people were demobilized from war and left, in the post-9/11 era, with the single duty of eternally thanking and praising our "warriors” (or our "wounded warriors”), war itself was being transformed into a new kind of American entertainment spectacle. In the 1980s, in response to the Vietnam experience, the Pentagon began to take responsibility not just for making war but for producing it.

How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans

Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.   —Dorothy Day How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans Posted July 24, 2011   The Atlantic An insider’s six-step plan to fix Congress By MICKEY EDWARDS Topos Graphics ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED, American voters went to the polls in November 2010 to “take back” their country. Just More

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